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Africa | Helmet mask "bwoom" from the Kuba people of DR Congo | wood, copper sheet, polychrome glass beads, cowrie shells and animal hair

Africa | Old mask from the Kuba-Kete people from of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Africa | Helmet mask ~ Moshamambwooy ~ from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Wood, copper panels, glass beads and cowrie shells

Africa | Female 'Pwo' mask from the Chokwe people of Angola and DR Congo | Wood, pigment, metal and natural fiber

Africa | "bwoom" mask from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Wood, copper, cloth, leather, shells, beads || The last member of the royal mask trinity is the character bwoom, the commoner who defies the authority of the chief mosh'ambooy and competes for the favors of ngady a mwaash. The bulging forehead may imitate the heads of the Tshwa pygmies, whom the Bushongo recognize as the original owners of their land (Cornet 1978: 202).

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Africa | Double mask (enyi ima) from the Eket people of Nigeria | 19th - 20th century | Wood, pigment and fiber